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No, you should NOT accept paying a bill reduced by 20% for a doctor committing malpractice in misdiagnosing your child. What you should do is tell them in writing that their doctor committed malpractice in failure to properly diagnose or order an x-ray and as such you plan on suing them for the damages your child suffered (between you and I it will not be much money value, but you do not need to tell them that) because they failed to properly diagnose. You need to attach a copy of the correct diagnosis from your PCP.
As a demand for damages, you need to start at 3 times the total bill for pain and suffering and you can negotiate down from there, but if they refuse to settle you need to file a complaint with the CT board of medicine, then you need to get a sworn statement from your PCP regarding the misdiagnosis and you need to file suit against the doctor and hospital for medical malpractice regarding their improper conduct.
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